Originally Posted by huntthedistance
I am not nocking the flight or performance but if you would not mind take a minute or two and tell me your reasoning behind the bullet making a wound travel of 24-30". There is noting stated about shooting this little coues deer length wise. Neither are we talking about standing all over the bullet with velocity or energy. Not sure where you are coming from on this whole statement. I figure that a coues is less that 12" hide to inside off shoulder and everything blew or came apart there. Just was my thinking. I have a couple friends that are using the 7mm 150's and have not had any sort of penetration but all were whitetails and inside 300 yards. I want another option of bullets and have been up in the air on this one.
The description I read is that the animal was quartering away. Bullet enters therefore about at the last rib or farther back in order to end up in the off side shoulder.
I realize that the Coues in some areas are about the size of big goats but that's still going to run in the neighborhood of 24", and 30" or more on one of the larger Coues. The Coues I've seen in SE NM and AZ are much bigger than those on the west coast.
When you look at Gelatin tests you will rarely see the wound channel going over 24" with most rounds.